What is 3D printing? How much does it cost to and how long does 3D printing take?
3D printing is the fastest and often most affordable solution if you need one part. Additive Engineering can help guide you on which , and The team has worked extensively with 3D printing technologies to advise you on best 3D printing options. There are other types of 3D printing besides fused deposition modeling! For an instant quote estimate, all we need is a STEP file and your choice of 3D printing material and our 3D printing software will do the rest.
Don’t have a ? 3D CAD , and are options depending on the complexity. Your 3D model may need fixing before the 3D printing process. Need precision with better for your ? without could yield better results than the layer effect from . Scaling up from one to ? Barring and depending on volumes, , are alternatives.
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Every 3D printed model starts with a 3D design file. If you have an idea for a new design and have access a similar 3D object, 3D scanning to adjust a 3D model is usually faster for the first prototype, factor in additional 3D design time to make adjustments.
Not all 3D printers are created equal. There are nuances across , materials and 3D printers. Just as not all it is even more so with . Whether it is a large format or precision access to
While DMLS is often used to refer to both processes, DMLS uses lasers to heat particles below melting point so they adhere to one another. DMLM while similar, has the material completely melted to create ultra -thin liquid pools, which solidify as they cool. DMLM is becoming the preferred method where complete melting occurs.
Many medical implants are based on traditionally manufactured components that are then pre-bent to be customised to the patient. Additive Engineering 3D prints patient-specific implants using CT scan files that are converted to 3D printeable files. This streamlined digital workflow can minimise turnaround to days, especially for emergency surgeries. Scan to surgery implants designed for the individual patients als improves surgery outcomes as well as patient’s recovery.
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Advanced manufacturing requires the use of innovative technology to improve products
Additive Engineering is a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). Our team is experienced in rapid prototyping, conventional manufacturing for production parts such as CNC machining, injection moulding, vacuum casting and a range of 3D printing / additive manufacturing technologies that have been tried and tested in aerospace airworthy parts as well as medical devices.
Whether your requirements involve one prototype, transitioning from traditional manufacturing processes or 3D printing a complex lattice structure, the Additive Engineering team has the expertise in both traditional manufacturing methods and additive manufacturing processes to advise on the optimal manufacturing method for your parts.
To meet the stringent requirements of both medical, electronics and aerospace customers, the facility set up is modelled to manufacture parts in a clean-room environment with the objective to meet the highest standards as required by industries.
Additive Engineering utilises industry proven 3D printers such as EOS and GE Concept Laser printers to 3D print repeatable products with high surface quality and outputs the finest part structures. The Additive Engineering team can assist you in improving design for additive manufacturing in complex components that are too difficult and costly to manufacture using subtractive manufacturing methods.
Drawing on our extensive knowledge in materials from GE and EOS to our industry experience in the medical industry, we combine design, simulation, additive manufacturing, heat treatment, testing, sterilisation and packaging to ensure the complete part is delivered, ready to be used.
Materials we can additively manufacture include:
If there is a metal alloy or material that is not listed, contact us to discuss your 3D print service requirements.